Ballantine Communications

Durango, Colorado

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Date Posted November 16, 2023
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time



FLSA Status: Full-Time

Location: Four Corners Region (SW CO / NW NM)

Reports to: CEO/Board of Directors                                 Regional Travel Required: 30-50%

Reporting to this position: News Division


Ballantine Communications, Inc. (BCI) has a vacancy for a publisher. BCI (based in Durango, CO and covering the four corners region) has been family-owned since 1952 and operates two legacy newspapers, as well as a new startup daily paper that has significant potential. The company practices journalistic excellence and quality service to its advertisers. BCI has a strong digital presence, and also publishes directories and specialty magazines.

The publisher will report to the CEO and board of directors, and will be responsible for achieving the growth and success of the newspapers' multiple initiatives. Qualified candidates will have extensive newspaper leadership experience, strong management skills, a firm understanding of the changing media landscape, and the ability to generate revenue profitably. Previous executive experience is preferred. A successful publisher will inspire employees while providing the community with local news and supplying advertisers with ideal solutions to reach their target audience. A strong commitment to community engagement, customer service, and employee satisfaction is essential. Only candidates with the highest level of journalistic ethics are invited to apply. Send resume and request to

Additional Requirements:

Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check and reference check.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 15 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to access and navigate each department at BCI facilities.
  • Work Environment: This position is largely sedentary and may require prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

General sign off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Ballantine Communications, Inc. is a flexible, family oriented company. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits package including medical (with option for an HSA account), dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, company paid holidays and a 401(k). Ballantine Communications, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary Range: $100,000 to $150,000 DOE - Position is open until filled.

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